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A short history of hotel luggage labels~by Joao-Manuel Mimoso

When was printed the first hotel luggage label? No one knows and possibly no one ever will! A study of old travel scrapbooks shows that in the 1880s people used to make passable hotel labels out of cut letterheads and other printed paper items that included the image (or then just the name) of the hotel.  The oldest true label in my collection is for the Grand Hotel de Dunkerque in Brussels and can be dated to the period from 1873 (when the hotel reopened in the buildings of the Leopold Baths) to 1877. Complete Story

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NY - New York City. Statue of Liberty   Spiral Staircase InteriorNY - New York City. Statue of Liberty Spiral Staircase InteriorAHA321286.98
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2.09
U S Postal Card - Jefferson, 1 cent, green. Reply CardU S Postal Card - Jefferson, 1 cent, green. Reply CardAHA314384.98
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1.49
U S Postal Card - Jefferson, 1 cent, green. Shipping Advisory from Quaker Oats CoU S Postal Card - Jefferson, 1 cent, green. Shipping Advisory from Quaker Oats CoAHA314374.98
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1.49
U S Postal Card - Jefferson, 1 cent, green. Receipt, Continental Insurance CoU S Postal Card - Jefferson, 1 cent, green. Receipt, Continental Insurance CoAHA314364.98
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1.49
U S Postal Card - Liberty, 3 cents, purple. Tonopah Mining Co ProxyU S Postal Card - Liberty, 3 cents, purple. Tonopah Mining Co ProxyAHA314354.98
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1.49
VA - Shenandoah Valley & Skyline Drive. 24-page booklet (8" X 5.5") Pictures, narrative, map. Label attached to sleeve.VA - Shenandoah Valley & Skyline Drive. 24-page booklet (8" X 5.5") Pictures, narrative, map. Label attached to sleeve.AHA3134819.98
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5.99
Booklet of Postcards - San Francisco, CA . Gray Line Tours (8" X 3.5") 20 cards to mail, 20 mini cards to keepBooklet of Postcards - San Francisco, CA . Gray Line Tours (8" X 3.5") 20 cards to mail, 20 mini cards to keepAHA3134319.98
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5.99
ME - Ogunquit. "Ogunquit Maine 1900-1971" by Charles Littlefield Seaman.  64-page book.  See description.ME - Ogunquit. "Ogunquit Maine 1900-1971" by Charles Littlefield Seaman. 64-page book. See description.AHA3134119.98
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5.99
PA - Harleysville. Mutual Auto Fire Insurance Co 25th Anniversary, October 1942.  8-page booklet. See description.PA - Harleysville. Mutual Auto Fire Insurance Co 25th Anniversary, October 1942. 8-page booklet. See description.AHA3134011.98
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3.59
VT - Lamoille County. "Covered Bridges" by Robert L Hagerman Copyright 1972. 31-page booklet. See description.VT - Lamoille County. "Covered Bridges" by Robert L Hagerman Copyright 1972. 31-page booklet. See description.AHA3133914.98
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4.49
VT - Lamoille County. "Covered Bridges" by Robert L Hagerman Copyright 1972. 31-page booklet. See description.VT - Lamoille County. "Covered Bridges" by Robert L Hagerman Copyright 1972. 31-page booklet. See description.AHA3133814.98
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4.49
VT - Bennington County. "Covered Wooden Bridges" by John Spargo. Copyright 1953. 20-page booklet. See description.VT - Bennington County. "Covered Wooden Bridges" by John Spargo. Copyright 1953. 20-page booklet. See description.AHA3133714.98
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4.49
GA - Savannah, A City of Opportunities.  Copyright 1904, this is a 60-page book with pictures, narrative. *RARE FIND*GA - Savannah, A City of Opportunities. Copyright 1904, this is a 60-page book with pictures, narrative. *RARE FIND*AHA3133659.98
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17.99
Original Autograph - Peter Lorre. Signed at Yankee Stadium, 1956. (Framed 5" X 7")Original Autograph - Peter Lorre. Signed at Yankee Stadium, 1956. (Framed 5" X 7")AHA3132699.98
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29.99
QSL Card with Locomotive TrainQSL Card with Locomotive TrainAHA307594.98
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1.49
Advertising - The Edison PhonographAdvertising - The Edison PhonographAHA2914619.98
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5.99
Baseball Trading Card - Chris Brown, 1987 S.F. Giants. Don Russ #44Baseball Trading Card - Chris Brown, 1987 S.F. Giants. Don Russ #44AHA285814.98
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1.49
World's Columbia Exhibition, 1893 - Administration Building, AdvertisingWorld's Columbia Exhibition, 1893 - Administration Building, AdvertisingAHA2851619.98
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5.99
World's Columbia Exhibition, 1893 - Agricultural Building, AdvertisingWorld's Columbia Exhibition, 1893 - Agricultural Building, AdvertisingAHA2851419.98
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5.99
Advertising - Lewandos French Dyeing & Cleansing Co., Tremont St., Boston, MA   -  Not a PostcardAdvertising - Lewandos French Dyeing & Cleansing Co., Tremont St., Boston, MA - Not a PostcardAHA271229.98
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2.99
Baseball Card - Ted Williams, "Ted's Fame Spreads" - 1959 Fleer Series #5Baseball Card - Ted Williams, "Ted's Fame Spreads" - 1959 Fleer Series #5AHA2577649.98
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14.99
Postal Card - 1881, Hanover Fire Insurance CompanyPostal Card - 1881, Hanover Fire Insurance CompanyAHA221147.18
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2.15